State-Permeated Capitalism in China and India – Talk w/ Tobias ten Brink

Politics Talk: Tobias ten Brink

Tuesday, April 15 @ 6:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room
6 East 16th Street, Room 1103, New York

Tobias ten Brink State Permeated Capitalism in China and India   Talk w/ Tobias ten BrinkThe Politics Department at The New School for Social Research presents Tobias ten Brink, Heuss Lecturer Department of Politics, NSSR  and Senior Researcher Frankfurt University, who will deliver a talk entitled: “State-Permeated Capitalism in China and India: A Global Political Economy Perspective.”

Tobias ten Brink just earned his “Habilitation” on “Capitalist Development in China” from the Goethe-University Frankfurt. In 2012/13 he was a Visiting Scholar at the MIT, Cambridge (Department of Political Science), and at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Since 2012 he has been a senior researcher at the DFG-project “A ‘BICS’-Variety of Capitalism? The Emergence of State-Permeated Market Economies in Large Emerging Countries.”

He belongs to a new generation of researchers who systematically use insights from the comparative and international study of capitalisms for the analysis of China and other large emerging economies. He also conducts research on questions of the transformation of the state and the state system.

His articles have appeared in Critical Asian Studies, dms – der moderne staat, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, China: An International Journal, Leviathan and Critique Internationale. His book Geopolitik, which he wrote at the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, has been awarded by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association in the category “Humanities international” in 2010.  Recent Books include Global Political Economy and the Modern State System, 2014, Leiden/Boston: Brill. Chinas Kapitalismus. Entstehung, Verlauf, Perspektiven [China's Capitalism: Emergence, Trajectory, Paradoxes], 2013, Frankfurt/New York: Campus.

3rd Annual India China Conversations Symposium, April 14th

ES Feb2014 Updated 200x300 3rd Annual India China Conversations Symposium, April 14th The Third Interdisciplinary Symposium for Emerging Scholars on India China Studies is part of the India China Institute’s continuing commitment to build a community of scholars who are engaged in research that focuses on new and innovative approaches to understanding India-China relations. The Emerging Scholars program also draws on The New School’s tradition of fostering horizontal and vertical knowledge sharing across disciplines and amongst scholars in different stages of their careers. read on

Anti-Corruption Movements in China and India (Video)

We had a great recent event featuring Dissent Magazine contributor Mehboob Jeelani, Dissent Magazine Editorial Member Jeff Wasserstrom, The New Yorker Contributor Jiayang Fan, and Jonathan Shainin, Web editor at The New Yorker. The event was moderated by ICI Academic Co-Director Mark Frazier. For anyone interested in issue of political change and transformation in China and India, especially as they relate to movements for transparency, accountability and social reform, there was lots of lively talk and exchange among the participants.

In case you missed the event, you can watch a recording of the talk and discussion below.

Sukhadeo Thorat discusses higher education in India

thorat talking Sukhadeo Thorat discusses higher education in IndiaThe India China Institute had the great fortune recently to host one of India’s premier education scholars in India, Sukhadeo Thorat. His areas of research include agricultural development, rural poverty, institution and economic growth, problems of marginalized groups, economics of caste system, caste discrimination and poverty, human development, education, the issue of slums, labor market discrimination, and the economic ideas of Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Professor Thorat is currently professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, both in New Delhi, India.

His talk focused on the state of higher education in India today, as well as some of the recent trends over the past two decades, with an emphais on how gender, caste, class background and geographic location impact access to and support for education. He also discussed some of the changes in the educational landscape, including the increase of private, English-language based universities, or what are called “deemed universities” in India.

For those interested, you can read his advanced discussion paper here (PDF).

In case you missed the event, don’t worry. You can listen to his talk below as an mp3.

Or if you prefer, you can watch the whole talk below on our YouTube channel.

Higher Education in India – Public Talk by Sukhadeo Thorat

The India China Institute is excited to announce a talk by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor Sukhadeo Thorat on the state of higher education in India. The talk will take place on Monday, Oct. 28th from 5-6:30 PM in the Orozco Room at The New School (66 W 12th St. 7th floor). The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, please RSVP. For more details and event information please visit our events calendar. read on

The Environment in India and China

Video recordings of the conference hosted by the India China Institute at The New School, New York on November 30 – December 1, 2012:

Session 1 – Ecology – Part 1

Session 1 – Ecology – Part 2

Session 2 – History – Part 1

Session 2 – History – Part 2


Session 3 – Innovations – Part 1

Session 3 – Innovations – Part 2

Subaltern Urbanization in India?

A presentation by Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and an ICI Fellow, at his public talk “Subaltern Urbanization in India” at The New School on September 12, 2012

View the presentation

ICI Announces Two New Academic Directors

The New School has named Mark Frazier, professor of politics, and Sanjay Reddy, associate professor of economics, academic directors of the India China Institute (ICI), a leading center of trans-regional study. Frazier and Reddy will develop the ICI’s exploration of the relationships between India, China and the United States by launching new research programs and partnerships between The New School and other global institutions.

“Discussions of relations between China and India tend to assume that their future will be one of either cooperation or conflict,” said Frazier. “ICI programming and research present a more complex picture of the dense networks and lively exchange of ideas and technologies among Chinese and Indians. This understudied pattern of mutual, non-state exchanges has been a recurring theme over the past two millennia.”

Founded by The New School in 2004, ICI supports research, teaching and discussion on the relationships between India and China, two of the world’s emerging economic and political powers, and their interactions with the United States. Directed by Ashok Gurung, ICI is the hub of a robust international network of scholars, leaders, and opinion-makers, which encourages discussion and exchange through fellowships, courses, public events, publications, and inter-institutional collaboration. ICI has recently hosted visits from leading international voices including Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai of Nepal; Nirupama Rao, Indian Ambassador to the United States; and authors Liao Yiwu, Philip Gourevitch and Salman Rushdie.

“India and China represent rising nations states and civilizational spaces which scholarship and teaching in the United States cannot afford to ignore,” said Reddy. “They are jointly reshaping the world economy, polity and society.”

To his new role, Mark Frazier brings two decades of research on political economy and labor politics in China and on Chinese-Indian relations. Frazier, who most recently served as ConocoPhillips Professor of Chinese Politics and director of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma, earned his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (Cornell, 2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace: State, Revolution and Labor Management (Cambridge, 2002). A former journalist, Frazier’s work for Roll Call was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Sanjay Reddy has served at The New School for Social Research in 2009. His research focuses on global political economy, development and poverty, with a particular focus on contemporary India. In addition to having taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Harvard, from which he earned his PhD in economics, Reddy has consulted for development agencies and institutions like Oxfam, UNICEF and the World Bank. He is the author of Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation? (Routledge, 2011) and International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (Columbia, 2008).

This fall the ICI will also welcome five fellows in Social Innovation for Sustainable Environments. Hailing from India, China and the United States, the fellows will conduct and present research and instruct New School courses.

The 2012 Social Innovation for Sustainable Environments Fellows are:
Dong Shikui, Professor at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University (China)
Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Professor and Head of the Centre for Development and Environment Policy, Public Policy and Management, India Institute of Management, Calcutta (India)
Sanjay Chaturvedi, Professor of Political Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh (India)
Victorial Marshall, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Parsons The New School for Design (USA)
Nidhi Srinivas, Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School (USA)

India-China Colloquium

The reason I am most excited to be a 2012 India-China Student Fellow is this is the first time in many years I’ve embarked upon a new scholarly journey in areas of study I’m unfamiliar with.  Fortunately after attending the colloquium with affiliated India-China scholars and guests in late April, I saw that so many areas of India-China interactions remain unmined and fertile for future inquiry.  And what an exciting time to be thinking about China in particular!  I can’t turn away from news reports of Bo Xilai and Chen Guangcheng.  One thing I’m struck by in the reports about both individuals is how hard the United States and China seem to be working together to maintain relations in spite of events that hold potential to torpedo talks over broader economic and security cooperation.

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